Preserving Hope (The Aliomenti Saga – Book 2) by Alex Albrinck

It was his mission to save her life.
But first, he’d need to convince her that hers was a life worth saving.

Will Stark has been sent on a mission to save the life of a young woman named Elizabeth. He does not know who is threatening her, or why. He only knows that failure is not an option, for it will mean three of the most important people in his life will cease to exist.

Will finds himself in a unique medieval village, constructed deep in a forest, its residents prosperous and healthy to an unnatural degree. Their leader, a man named Arthur, weaves an alluring tale: that the supernatural abilities long thought the realm of myth or magic are real, that they can be developed with the correct usage of certain foods, to enthrall the villagers and enrich and empower himself. He believes, for he’s seen people doing what he describes with his own eyes. He wants the villagers all developing such abilities, for it will mean his own power will soon expand beyond a small village hidden away out of fear of discovery.

The only issue is that they’ve no idea what concoction will trigger those abilities. They must test. And the villagers have put that responsibility on one young girl, against her will, threatening her health and her life in the process. Will seeks to remove young Elizabeth from this village, but she refuses, for she has a mission of her own to complete first.

Will makes his mark on the village in the woods, increasing their prosperity, and helping introduce innovations decades or centuries before their time. Yet Arthur, in his desperate need for power and control, will sabotage everything to retain his total control of the village – even if it means sacrificing his own daughter’s life.

Filled with action, adventure, high-tech nano-machines, and incredible Energy abilities, Preserving Hope continues the Aliomenti Saga by taking Will Stark back to the founding of the group that would one day seek to end his life. Continue reading

Daimones by Massimo Marino

Dan and his family awake one day in a world where everyone is dead but no evidence points to a cause. Initial searches for survivors yield nothing and, in panic, the family turns their house into a stronghold. Eventually, they find Laura, a survivor who manages to win their hearts…and leads Dan to temptation. Laura reveals her panicking encounter with strange entities which Dan recognizes in his childhood hallucinations. He forces himself to find and confront them: An older power controls the fate of men. A few selected will face the ultimate quest: a painful genetic transformation and work toward the rebirth of a new human race, or oblivion and death in isolation. Continue reading

Rogue Hunter: Dark Space by Kevis Hendrickson

TRAPPED AND HUNTED!

Shortly after her trial on New Venus, Zyra Zanr is captured by a team of rival bounty hunters and brought aboard their ship, the Lilith. They intend to take her to the planet Sojo, home of a powerful crime boss who nurses a grievance against her. Zyra fears for her life, knowing death awaits her at the end of the journey. Her captors’ seething hatred of her leads to Zyra’s horrifying torture.

Drugged, beaten, and near death, Zyra escapes her cell and is pursued. The enemy will stop at nothing to recapture her. Enraged by the abuse she has suffered, Zyra decides to turn the table on the Lilith’s crew and show them why she is the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy. Continue reading

Heroes Eat Well by Robert Collins

Jake Bonner returns!

After the events of EXPERT ASSISTANCE, Jake is comfortable at last. He’s also bored, as is Odin, the computer that controls his ship. Their boredom comes to a quick end when they stumble across a damaged starship, a woman hiding out from those who attacked the ship, and her mysterious red box.

What is she hiding in the box? Who’s the fellow with a French accent who wants to hire Jake for a diplomatic jaunt? What does food have to do with any of this? Continue reading

The Furlites of Aroriel; Book II – Earth-bred, Matissia-born by Marie J. S. Phillips

Young Murkuria discovers that the homeworld-bound Sunpyne harbors yet another stowaway. This time, it is the Human’s lost pet Maine Coon cat, which is pregnant and dying from malnutrition. Murkuria succeeds in genetically altering the Earth cat’s unborn zygotes so they can thrive on Aroriel’s magnesium-rich foods. Seven kittens — born to surrogate mother Iggie the Matissia — bond to and communicate telepathically with Furlites of their own choosing. These exotic smart treasures which Murkuria dubs Felakoons, endear themselves to the proud Clan, proving to be far more than mere pets. However, as the Sunpyne and Sauri return from their first mission to the stars, anticipating awe, triumph, and glory, unexpected opposition to the new “alien” life throws the planet into strife and conflict such has not been seen in centuries. Will the Felakoons earn a place in Furlitian society, or be sterilized, and die out as a species before have barely begun to live? Some sexual content. Continue reading

After The Fires Went Out: Coyote by Regan Wolfrom

First came the comet. Then came the fires. Now we fight to save what’s left.

Baptiste, stranded 500 miles from his wife and daughter, at the northern edge of civilization, has made a vow to protect a teenage girl from the chaos that surrounds them. But as food and fuel runs out, and even friends prove they can’t be trusted, Baptiste realizes that this promise won’t be easy to keep.

Warning: Due to the setting and subject matter (post-apocalyptic North America), this novel contains foul language and scenes of violence. Continue reading

Electronic Gags by Kudakwashe Muzira

In the year 2013, when the US House of Representatives passed an online spying law called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing And Protection Act (CISPA), Americans thought this was the worst thing that could happen to their privacy and civil liberties. But then they didn’t know about the electronic gags that would come in the not so distant future.

Now the American government has launched what it calls the National Anti-Terrorist Surveillance Program (NASP). If people were to be given a choice between NASP and CISPA, they would all choose CISPA. NASP has nothing to do with terrorists. It’s a program that uses hi-tech to ruthlessly suppress the people.

Freddie Young is an overweight wildlife biologist who spends most of his time in the wilderness. But his life changes when the CIB, the president’s ruthless intelligence agency, arrests his best friend, Michael. Michael’s mother accuses Freddie of selling her son to the CIB.

Freddie must prove his innocence and save Michael. Time is running out. Michael is on death row in maximum security prison. The only way for Freddie to free his friend is to bring the government down. But how can he do it when the government is monitoring every citizen with electronic gags? Freddie comes up with a daring plan to use the draconian National Anti-Terrorist Surveillance Program to fight the government. Continue reading

Darklandia by T.S. Welti

Manhattan, 2147

Seventeen-year-old Sera Fisk gleefully celebrates the death of her 114-year-old great-grandmother, the last Atraxian alive who still remembers what New York was like before Felicity.

There is only one principle of Felicity: Suffering is optional. Those who disagree or forget this principle, as Sera’s father did, are detained and “purified”. Through the use of the Darklandia virtual reality and mandatory water rations, the Department of Felicity has transformed metropolises all over the country into happy, obedient communities.

Inspired by her great-grandmother’s last words, Sera stops drinking the water rations and is soon recruited by Nyx into a rebel organization in the midst of planning a full-scale attack on Darklandia. When Nyx attempts to override the Darklandia system, he stumbles upon shocking information about Sera and her family. After years of living in a haze of virtual reality and drugs, Sera finds herself running from a powerful surge of raw emotions and a government agency intent on keeping reality a secret. Continue reading